Struggling

Delve into the light and dark that is Mark

August is not getting off to an august start. I am struggling to kick a bout of pneumonia, which struck suddenly Sunday evening.

Now on my third day of 750 milligrams of Levaquin. So far, no respite.

The simple task of walking a few feet to the kitchen for a coffee warm-up is torture.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your midweek going?

Three generations: Mom, Grandma Powell and Leticia

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Mark

Welcome, I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier. I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters: Dylan, Alaina and Amelia. On May 9, 2017, my pulmonologist gave me six months or less to live as a result of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) caused by histoplasmosis, described below. On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx. The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a "dried up sponge" and non-functioning. I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals. The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years. I suffer from chronic Horton's Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems. Statistically, Horton's affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.

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